To all my friends and loved ones
Love from me
If the world were a Village of 100 People
If we could shrink the earth's population to a village of precisely 100 people, with all the exsting human ratios remaining the same, it would look something like the following:
There would be:
10 from the Western Hemisphere, both north and south
52 would be female
48 would be male
70 would be non-while
30 would be white
70 would be non-christian
30 would be Christian
89 would be heterosexual
11 would be homosexual
6 people would possess 59% of the entire world's wealth
and all 6 would be from the United States.
80 would live in substandard housing
70 would be unable to read
50 would suffer from malnutrition
1 would be near death; 1 would be near birth
1(yes, only 1) would have a college education
1 would own a computer
When one considers our world from such a compressed perspective, the need for acceptance, understanding and education becomes glaringly apparent.
The following is also something to ponder
If you woke pup this morning with more health than illnessyou are more blessed than the illion who will not survive this week.
If you have never experienced the danger of battle, the loneliness of imprisonment, the agony of torture, or the pangs of starvationyou are ahead of 500 million people in the world.
If you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof overhead and a place to sleep you are richer than 75% of this world.
If you have money in the bank, in your wallet, and spare change in dish someplaceyou are among the top 8% of the world's wealth.
If your parents are still alive and still marriedyou are very rare, even in the United Stated and Canada.
Someone once said: What goes around comes around.
Work live you don't need the money.
Love like you've never been hurt.
Dance like nobody's watching.
Sing like nobody's listening.
Live like it's Heaven on Earth.